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Citation:  Garcia-Iriarte, Edurne; Balcazar, Fabricio; Taylor-Ritzler, Tina (2007). Analysis of case managers' support of youth with disabilities transitioning from school to work. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 26 (3), 129-140.
Title:  Analysis of case managers' support of youth with disabilities transitioning from school to work
Authors:  Garcia-Iriarte, Edurne; Balcazar, Fabricio; Taylor-Ritzler, Tina
Year:  2007
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  This article analyzes supports provided by case managers to youth with disabilities from urban ethnic minority groups. This group of youth often experiences heightened social and economic challenges. Bridges is a nationwide community-based competitive employment program operated by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities. This study evaluates the case notes of Bridges case managers who were helping youth transition from school to work. Research results showed that job development and job-seeking skills were essential for obtaining an interview. Maintaining employment over time was found to correlate with job-specific and off-site work supports.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Culturally diverse populations (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, and non-English speaking populations)
Interventions:  Supported employment